Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Site Start-Up Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Quintiles in January 2008.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 3 people. Relatively stress-free interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation and explainn how you handled it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Don't let yourself be intimidated if they push back on your requested salary. Be confident and state hold on to the salary that you desire.

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    Clinical Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Quintiles in November 2011.

    Interview

    I thought that the process was quite seamless. I first had a phone interview with the head of the department and after the initial screening I was invited to attend a face-to-face in Kansas City. They were very communicative and accommodating about the traveling plans. I interviewed with 7 different people, some meetings were with two people at a time, others were with one person at a time. All interviewers were pleasant and respectful. I felt good about the process and was delighted to accept the offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Clinical Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bucharest (Romania)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Quintiles (Bucharest (Romania)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    You can find job announcements on the website for Quintiles. Experienced people in the field are prefered although it is expected that they will undergo extensive training to raise to the quality of work that Quintiles needs and searches for. Therefore - being opened to this new opportunity, being able to bring the experience and willingness to learn more to the interview is advisable.

    Interview Questions

    • It is expected that any experienced applicant will know how to apply the GCP practices into reality so expect questions of "what to do if..." asking how to deal with a certain situation at site.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I negotiated my way in. Salary was fixed through company policy, work schedule and job description were already known, I only had to convince them that I want to be an employee. Possibly the work schedule and location can be negotiated at this moment but I expect the available options are actually offerred to all employees, this is a fair company.

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    Clinical Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles (Reading, England (UK)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Firstly, it was an initial contact phone conversation telling me that i was preselected for the second phase interview, which would consist on a phone interview that would occur in the next few days, asking me for my preferences, my vision and my opinion of the company etc. Two weeks later, they called me telling me that I was selected to assist to a 3 hours presential interview in the Headquarters, where i was asked to do a numerical test, a priority test, a dinamics group test game, and a short 1:1 interview with a presentation included. Also they offer us the possibility to have 10 minutes to ask everithing we wanted about the job to a 3 senior project managers from the company, which helped me a lot to figure out how would be the work like.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a conflict situation in a work environment in the past and how did you solve the conflict   1 Answer
    • Tell me a situation where a client was unsatisfied with a service and how did you solve the problem   1 Answer
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    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles (Mumbai (India)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was grate, but people who are giving offer are trying to put you down and want to hire on low salary, Because they are the best in the industry

    Interview Questions

    • Why you want to join this company? and how long you want to be with US.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very Bad and one way process

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Quintiles in May 2011.

    Interview

    Initial contact with Quintiles was very efficient. I got prompt reply on emails and was kept up-to-date with the whole process. Interviews were sometimes scheduled on short notice, but this wasn't really inconvenient. I was accommodated whenever I could not fit a date in. I had various telephonic interviews (1:1 and conference calls). Very enjoyable, but quite intense with regards to questions. Lots of examples of skills required (real life scenarios). Interviewers made me feel very comfortable. Small talk that was made was probably to access my social interacting skills, so don't get carried away, stay focussed. The interview questions are thorough and in depth, so be prepared. I would still very much like to work for the company. All the VPs, directors and project managers made a very positive impression on me. Everybody was really knowledgable and so enthusiastic about their work and about Quintiles as employer, they really made me want to work with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Suggestions for marketing purposes? (They did admit that this was an unfair question)   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary offered was WAY below my current salary. I would have like to at least earn the same salary.

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    Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Quintiles (Reading, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Telephone interview with HR, entry exam (verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning), face to face interviews with 6 staff members. Problem solving exercises.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview

    Streamlined process, several interviews with practical real life experience being most valued. Technical credentials are referenced and confirmed. The interviews are relaxed but several people will take notes and confirm your responses. The culture of team approvals for new hires indicates a strong desire to have consensus in hiring. Follow up by HR is sometimes spotty but on the whole professional and timely.

    Interview Questions

    • Several case studies presented to gauge the reaction of the candidate to unexpected challenges.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes negotiation within limits is OK

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles (Durham, NC) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was too long, I had to go in at least 10 times over a month and a half, plus I had 5 phone interviews. Then, when I was given the offer, there was no room for negotiation on my end. Once hired, I eagerly attended orientation and took all classes online required of new employees. Those were great, but my manager and their manager took little interest in welcoming me to the team or helping me learn about the company. Besides a passing, we'll spend time together soon, I ultimately learned what I could by asking my colleagues and others in the business.

    Interview Questions

    • I haven't had a job for less than two years, but was asked why my resume was so "flighty." In the field I come from, most employees change jobs every 18 months and I well exceed those parameters and expectations.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You get what you're offered and they duck behind "company policy" or "equity in the team" during negotiations

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    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles (Toledo, OH) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Telephone interview initially lasted about 25 minutes. HR Rep was very personable and our call was laid back although still professional. Second interview was with the regional manager who ultimately ended up becoming my boss. She drove from Indiana and we met at Starbucks. It was interesting having coffee and meeting as we did. It was nice to break the ice by talking about my town and the route she took to get here. was struck my the personal and candid nature of the interview after having researched the company and realized that they had 40,000+ employees. All in all a good experience!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I wish I would have negotiated. I didn't because I was so afraid of them saying no. Always tell them what you think your worth. If they want you they will pay you!

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